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FOX News
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
quote leaders in washington still bogged down in debt limit talks, some governors are making big policy strides and who is moving in the right direction and who has got it wrong? plus, school may be out, but school choice appears to be in. some good news from the front lines of education reform. and the war against girls, a closer look at a controversial new book that documents the increasing phenomenon of sex selection and the consequences of a world full of males. welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. the state of the state with leaders in washington still bogged down in debt limit
FOX News
Jul 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
have that big an impact on the treasury markets. right now, there's a flight to quality and everybody is coming to the u.s. i think with more important and with the markets will be looking for is how this is handled politically. if the debt ceiling is raised and it's a big victory for president obama, because the republicans play into his hands, then i think it's going to spell, you know, looking forward that there's not going to be any structural changes, that we are going to have our tax increases and so forth. but if the republicans give this to president obama and say, look, we did our best. we wanted to cut spending, we wanted to cut taxes, and you didn't let us. and if president obama is forced to own that, then in november, 2012, there will be a referendum on that question. >> james, i can't help, but think that if we are downgraded, our financial reputation, our standing in the world, takes a hit. so, you know, i press that question, is a downgrade looking ever more likely? >> well, i think whether or not moody's and standard & poors the big credit rating agencies, it's great
FOX News
Jul 11, 2011 2:00am EDT
and show the american people that we can still do big things and so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject the politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican who will be a key participant in today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of this meeting tonight at the white house. >> well, unfortunately, as the speaker said, they are insisting on the white house and congressional democrats, insisting on really big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president was right back in december when he signed a two-year extension of the current tax rates of raising taxes in the middle of this economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. i mean, just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today. there's an additional issue in addition to
FOX News
Jul 15, 2011 1:00am EDT
. that means, the big deal. this is the moment of opportunity. this is the window that people have been waiting for, for sometime. where both parties can sit down and resolve this problem, once and for all. we know what the problems are. we spend too much. the president will not get serious about cutting spending. >> greta: there's been e-mails back and forth, yesterday money the media that the president got up and marched off and senator harry reid on the floor refers to leader cantor as childish. is that what has deteriorated to a bit of name calling? >> i think the president was frustrated yesterday. everyone of us around the take are frustrated. the president got frustrated and left abruptly. >> greta: appropriately or inappropriately? >> i think it was fine. i think he decided the meeting was over and go up and left. >> greta: was there any indication the meet something over, we'll talk tomorrow or was it just i'm out of here? >> we had already discussed meeting today. the president is frustrated. my goodness, the rest of us are frustrated too. i've been pushing the president all y
FOX News
Jul 19, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. much more on this straight ahead. but first, did you hear the other big news? senator coburn is back. he just reuped with the gang of six. he ditched them in may. now he's back. hours ago the gang announced a new debt plan. here's the hitch, yesterday senator coburn unveiled his own plan and then there's senate minority leader mcconnell's plan. which one of these plans is a sure fix? we asked senator coburn. yesterday the headlines why you had -- were you had a nine trillion plan. today you rejoined the gang of six. if you -- can you tell me the difference between the two plans? >> 5.3 trillion. >> greta: i knew i was in trouble. >> one fixes our complete problem. one gets us out of truck as a country the other moves news the -- out of trouble as a country. the other moves us in the direction. if you want us to borrow at the best rates of anybody in the world and put our economy back where it needs to be, with vibrant job creating economy. then you would do this nine trillion dollars. that gets us out of the risk of default. gets it back growing. solves the problems. takes await
FOX News
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
another deep rough patch, i think, they are getting very nervous about re-election. and, the big winner out of a grand bargain, would have absolutely been president obama, because, the not only would things have hopefully improved but he also could take credit for making a really big grown-up decision. going forward, though, you know, in two years, or actually, in one year, now, next year, after the election, it is hard for me to see how republicans will not actually be in a better position, even if they don't win the white house, there is a good chance they'll win the senate and almost certainly still control the house and i think republicans will be in a tremendously strong position, to get the kind of deal that speaker boehner went in there looking for, but clearly was not going to get from the white house. >> jamie: charlie, seems like those dismal job numbers may have changed the imperative for the house white house. how close are both sides to accepting the proposal that vice presidented by eb was able to negotiate and is that all we need? will it get us where we need to be with r
FOX News
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> reporter: reid says lawmakers must find a solution. >> we'll stay in session every day, saturday and sunday until congress passes legislation to prevent the united states from defaulting on negotiation. >> reporter: in chicago, key ally expressed support for the mcconnell-reid plan. >> more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it but it's responsible way out of the crisis. >> reporter: lindsey graham favors constitutional amendment but there isn't enough support in the senate. >> we have the people behind us. 72% of the american people want balanced budget. >> reporter: the president called for shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal. but what i said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the cochair of the president's own deficit commission has not been impressed with what washington is considering. >>
FOX News
Jul 6, 2011 11:00pm EDT
what i think are unreasonable expectations. i'm a big believer in the jury system. i dedicated my professional career to it and i think it is the best system there is. >> bill: there is no other system. >> with that people have to go back and say what is realistic. prove beyond a reasonable doubt is not to a mat mathematical certainty. it is to a reasonable doubt. look at what is reasonable here. look at that cause of death. is there any reasonable doubt that this girl was murdered? >> bill: no. >> whether it was a premeditated murder or her mother was trying to quiet her. >> bill: if the little girl drown as i think one of anthony's attorneys said happened, you don't put duct tape over a drowned girl's mouth so that is out the window. you are not responsible for the the defense lawyers, you are not. these people introduce all kinds of crazy stuff they couldn't back up like i said in the talking points memo. weren't you offended as an american who wants justice for caylee anthony? weren't you offended by that? i was offended by that. >> a lot of the things that jose brought up tha
FOX News
Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can go ahead. some state officials now saying, though, it may take some time to get programs back up and running so they can be moneymakers again for the state. and those 22,000 state employees can go back to work, but it's kind of a phase-in situation. so the big headline in all of this is the longest-running state shutdown in a decade in this country now has come to a close with the governor making an agreement with leading republicans in the state of minnesota. now back to you guys. jenna: hi, everybody, so glad you're joining us today, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. we are here in the fox newsroom and "happening now," brand new numbers in the race for the white house. "the wall street journal" poll shows tea party favorite michele bachmann is surging. jenna: she's not the national leader, though, that title goes to mitt romney. jon: he g
FOX News
Jul 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
: big name rammers are after laura ingraham for criticizing them. miss laura will tell us if she is upset by that she is very upset that a baggage handler stole some of her stuff. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. ♪ happy birthday mr. president. >> bill: also ahead, the great american news quiz, the corruption edition. how much do you know about abysmal behavior? >> it depends upon what the meaning of the word is is. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. is the tea party self-destructive? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. from the beginning i have supported the tea party because i believe it empowers indidual americans always a good thing. also the tea party wants fiscal responsibility and a smaller federal government. again, those are good things as well. but now the tea party has come to a crossroads. some of its members simply do not want to raise the debt ceiling and that cou
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
of the problem we face as a nation. i'm a big supporter of cut, cap and balance. we had a historic vote last week that i believe was one much the most powerful votes for a taxpayer and to move to a different position wasn't some where i could go. no, it wasn't difficult. >> greta: it had some wording about a balanced budget. that didn't satisfy you? >> that was after $900 billion released and credit extended as a nation. we were saying you can have 900 billion more dollars to spend but later we will consider a balanced budget amendment. my position is we need to discuss the reforms in place now today before we extend our credit limit any more. there were are cuts and savings. only $7 billion next year compared to $900 billion of credit being released and that is nothing. that is absolutely nothing. it is one fifth of one penny of what we spend each year is what we were going to say. >> greta: sitting on the house floor and you are voting no and speaker wants you you to vote yes on it. like bad vibes, you sort of want to get out the door? >> not really. >> greta: did you tell him yo
FOX News
Jul 4, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. how big a problem do you think that is? >> entitlements are narcotics. this is why the left loves to expand the entitlement program in america and they instituted a massive new program called obama care which is essentially socialized medicine. once people get aticted to the narcotic of the entitlement, social security, medicare, medicaid, we have a whole array of entitlements, you get addicted to it, it is difficult to take it away. >> bill: what is the government's responsibility in bad economic times to feed people through food stamps. they have explode. >> we have 47 million americans now on food stamps which is a record breaking number that is heart breaking. >> bill: is that a nasca narco. >> we is so many drk including the food programs and benefits for the poor. >> bill: is that a narcotic? >> i will tell you why. it creates a culture and pattern of victimization. >> most people want to work and do not want a handout. most people want to compete and be in the game. they don't want to sit back and have the government give them sufficient. a small percentage of our budget goes
FOX News
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
do big bold things or that is where we are head. calling balancing the budget dangerous is unbelievable. here's what we have to do. look mr. president put a plan on the table and we have 16 days and if the president can put details to a plan let's have a national debate and let the american people decide if they want cutting in spending or requiring a balanced budget or common sense versus the president's plan. >> i didn't say it was dangerous. we want to balance the budget. it doesn't balance that budget until 2040. it would require you to lift the debt ceiling by eight trillion. >> gentlemen, we have a lot to cover. we'll get back to a bunch of the issues. if cut, cap and balance fails and i must say most people say whether it is good policy or not, the chance of it passing are slim . the most likely fall back and mitch mcconle's plan. it would allow the president to raise the debt limit two and half trillion without spending cuts and there is talk of floating a trillion in cuts. congressman ben holland. wouldn't that be a total failure to who controls the senate and whit
FOX News
Jul 23, 2011 11:30pm EDT
james was big news there and big news here. how else did the media react and what else have we learned about the scandal. >> republicans have laid out a responsible and detailed path forward, and the house has passed it. >> jon: the house passes a plan to fix the debt crisis, but the media condemn the effort. >> do we really have time for a plan that is really just show? >> and the great debt debate goes on with more distortion from the liberal press? >> there he's saying brinksmanship, trickery around the time of a deadline just to get your way is sort of economic terrorism. >> has the negative media coverage hurt the effort. >> g.o.p. presidential candidate michele bachmann goes on the defensive after a negative story about her health and ability. did that story fail the journalistic ethics test? >> having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. >> and an end to an era, with no clear future for a u.s. role in space, if the media lost interest? and captain america is back. and the m
FOX News
Jul 11, 2011 9:00am EDT
let's get a big deal, the problem is he couldn't sell it to his caucus dominated by tea party who consider themselves patriots, but this -- >> six months ago you heard bill talking about it with stuart varney, said we shouldn't be raising taxes in a down economy. andrea. >> he's absolutely right. these crazy tea partiers that bob loves to blast every chance he gets have the same position that president obama essentially had in 2006 when he said we shouldn't vote to raise the debt ceiling and if we did it would be irresponsible so the president, big political issues on the line but i agree with bob in one respect, john boehner has real trouble within his conference. there are members of the gop caucus that have come out and said we're not voting for any kind of deal as long as it includes raising the debt ceiling so boehner does have to work with democrats. big challenges on both sides. heather: democrats bob certainly have a problem, a lot of them are saying no cuts to social security, no cuts to medicare, no cuts to medicaid. how do we solve this entitlement problem, this problem
FOX News
Jul 26, 2011 3:00am EDT
address pushing for a big deal, a big plan. he blamed a significant number of republicans in congress for insisting on a cuts-only approach to the debt ceiling increase. the president talked again as he has about about millionaires and billionaires not paying their fair share he quoted president reagan. president obama says short term debt ceiling extension would lead to another standoff in six months. saying that is no way to run the u.s. government. he called on leaders from both parties to negotiate and called on the american people to call their lawmakers to tell them to make a deal to come to a compromise. to avoid default in what he called a financial problem for the united states, a big problem. while we wait for the republican response from house speaker john boehner, let's go to chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> reporter: the contrast was striking. the president flat out saying the other guys are part of a three-ring circus i'm about common ground, balance, compromise. that's because as we noted before he is trying to move the middle of the electorate. those indepe
FOX News
Jul 25, 2011 12:00am EDT
voice heard. just won't be with a big megaphone. >> sean:7ç do you agree this particular primary is a little different than previous primaries? republicans seem to have historically pick the next person up this year seems to be a battle between a tea party candidate or establishment candidate is that a fair characterization? >> i think that's right. i think the old order is being dismembered. the democratic party is a coalition of communities around special interests. president obama was very effective in mobilizing support in the down fall of the democratic party around his candidacy being the organized principle of that.gr that's what he's going to try again. republicans are slower to move into the 21st century model. but, the old idea that it was someone's turn no longer is valid. >> sean: you have been very critical of president obama on one issue in particular. it came up again today. the fact that the president seems obsessed with braming your brother for all of the problems that exist -- with blaming your brother for all of the problems that exist. >> that is personal for me i
FOX News
Jul 5, 2011 4:00pm EDT
friday. a big day for thursday morning. but at 2:15, after deliberating nine hours the jury bought what baez said during the closing argument. his clients, casey anthony could be a lawyer but she is not a murderer. >> the first-degree murder, we find the defendant not guilty, dated on the 5th day of july, 2011. and the charge of aggravated child abuse, verdict of count two, we the jury find the defendant not guilty, so say we all, in orlando, orange county, florida, 5th day of july. and as to the charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child, verdicts as to count three we fine the defendant not guilty. phil: huge tears from the eyes of casey an don't and she started to break into smiles, large smiles, like you have not seen her smile for the past three years. not publicly on camera. not a big smile but, today, an absolute celebration full of emotion, full of tears, you can see the tones -- attorneys congratulating contrasted to the prosecution table as the lead prosecutor and her two cocounsel all looked ashen in utter disbelief that despite all of the forensic evidence that tied th
FOX News
Jul 11, 2011 11:00am EDT
president come out today and hold this news conference if he didn't have something big to announce? >> reporter: well, i think it may be a matter of using the bully pulpit of the presidency of the united states, essentially putting publish pressure on lawmakers so come back to the bargaining table with some serious ideas that they're willing to give a bit to find a deal. and so it's the president being able to -- the power of the presidency being able to take his case directly to the american public to say here's what i want to do, here's why we have to do it, and here's why we need these other people to get in line or get on board. and so we will see if it helps to make his case or whether it causes the respective constituencies to say well, that's just wrong, we're not going to do that, and whether it, you know, extends the impasse or whether it leads to an ultimate breakthrough. it's not clear at this point. >> and there is the bully pulpit that mike was referring to. mike emanuel, thank you very much, we'll see you after the president speaks. again, we're waiting for president
FOX News
Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Jul 26, 2011 3:00pm EDT
each side says will solve the situation. what are the big difference ? >> reporter: moments ago senator harry reid said speaker boehner's republican plan is dead on arrival in the senate. when you look at them on paper these plans are not that far apart. let's dig into the details. senator reid wants to cut spending by about 2.7 trillion. boehner wants to cut it by 1.2 trillion in the first bite but then come back later maybe with 1.8 trillion more. close together. the big difference is reid wants to have 2.4 trillion in more borrowing power. through the end of 2012. boehner just wants to do it through early 2012 for a trillion. so there would be less borrowing power. which would moon we would have this debate again in a few -- would mean we would have this debate again in a few months. both sides suggest that neither plan, even though they are not far apart they are not going anywhere. the question is should there be a third plan, a plan by the president? listen to what the president said last night. he never says call your congressman and support a specific obama plan. >> the
FOX News
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm EDT
words. >> bill: you saw that? >> yes. and breaking downed a the big hugs afterwards with the prosecution. >> bill: i don't care about the hulgs. >> she thought she was going to be convicted. >> bill: why do you say that? >> because the prosecution had a terrific case. a circumstancial case, yes. no evidence that saw someone killing her baby but enough circumstancial evidence that they should have won the case. and she knew it. >> bill: did you see in her face that she thought she was going down. down. >>> i think with the comments of jose baez, he thought she might go down on one of the charges. this was and the death penalty case to begin with. when you can't look at the jury and tell them with specificity what the exact cause of death was. they had a theory but didn't have sufficient evidence except novel forensics to prove it bill you say they should have entered in lesser charges. >> make it a capital case. they could have made it a life without possibility of parole case, fine. >> bill: and that is what you would have done? >> 12 jurors sitting there. >> they could have
FOX News
Jul 7, 2011 1:00pm EDT
is not done until the whole deal is done. the indication that we're getting now is that this is a big deal, that this is going to be very large, and that everything is going to be on the table as far as bringing the corporate tax rates down, closing tax loopholes, but also cuts in entitlement programs, medicare, medicaid, possibly talking about social security and changing the way it works in the long term. these are big items that obviously could not get done legislatively before the august 2nd deadline. if there was some agreement reached between the leaders to raise the debt ceiling and agree to the framework by which they are going to tackle these big ticket items, that would be a significant thing. and it seemed like both parties were so far apart it will be interesting to see through the weekend if there can be some negotiated deal on a big framework. martha: it's interesting, bret because we've heard a little bit of what has come out of the preliminary discussions that vice president biden was part of. it seemed as though in those discussions they would talk big dollar figures
FOX News
Jul 14, 2011 11:00am EDT
want, what's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about
FOX News
Jul 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
happens is the road actually buckles or explodes, as they say, which leads to those big, major potholes. that causes traffic jams, it also leads to city budgets being drained because of the work crews. it's not just the roads. you look at some of the homes. again, the ground dries up, no rain to moisten it, and what happens is it cracks. and when the ground cracks, your home settles. when your home settles, the foundation -- as you can see there -- cracks. it is a major, major concern. listen to this. >> we're just noticing them all over the outside of our house. i am worried. um, i don't know what to do, i mean, do i keep my hose on or my sprinkler on? >> reporter: when the temperatures stay in the 90s for extended period of times, the -- periods of time, the problem for farmers is trying to keep their animals and plants cool, and it's almost impossible, so you have many animals that are dying. that leads to rising food prices. listen to one farmer. >> those birds were full size, current goes off, i've got less than five minutes to get fans running. and if it fries something in the hou
FOX News
Jul 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
nomination. fear of pirates is having a big impact on the world economy. we will explain. but first, early look at president obama's re-election effort. @@ this just in. friday, the pentagon will appeal the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy that has kept gays from openly serving in the military. according to the law, a 60-day waiting period goes in effect for the policy is officially implemented. other words, in two months. >>> the federal election committee says john edwards should repay $2.3 million to the federal government after audit found he received matching funds after dropping out of race. edwards' attorney says she doesn't owe anything. in june, he was indicted on eight separate felony charges for alleged violation of campaign finance laws related to the coverup of an affair. most projections say president obama will spend $1 billion on the re-election campaign but getting to the number won't come easy. white house correspondent mike emanuel reports on the political and fundraising tight rope the president has to walk. >> reporter: in the ongoing debt crisis, president
FOX News
Jul 9, 2011 12:00am EDT
conservatives that is their big area of skepticism for you, because it is one issue that comes up. in your own words, what do you want to tell them about it? it does not seem to go away >> first, if i were president, i will repeal obamacare. the first day of my administration i will say to the secretary of health and human services, i want a waiver for all 50 states from obamacare. we had a bill that is 70 pages in length. he has a bill 2,700 pages. >> you have to pass it to find out what is in it. >> nancy pelosi said it. >> i didn't mean to interrupt. >> in those extra 2,630 pages he does a lot of stuff we didn't do. he takes over health care. basically had the federal government manage health care not just for the uninsured but for everybody. that's one reason why the american people are saying no way for obamacare. why do we take on this issue? a lot of people were worried if they changed jobs they would lose their insurance or didn't have insurance. we had people gaming the system. who could afford to care for themselves. instead showing up at hospitals expecting government to pa
FOX News
Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
there's one key political distinction between himself and michele bachmann. >> big difference between talking and getting stuff done. and i get stuff done. >> it's the latest chantner the rivalry of the two minnesota candidates for the republican presidential nomination, which boiled over yesterday, with pawlenty having spent almost two weeks saying bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak of, bachmann had enough. in a sunday statement, she fired back saying "i've fought against irresponsible spending while governor pawlenty was leading a multimillion dollar budget mess in minnesota." later the bachmann campaign added on healthcare mandates, climate change and wall street bail-outs there's very little daylight between governor pawlenty's record and the obama administration's." this back and forth comes with pawlenty still trailing bachmann in the polls. for bachmann, the verbal sparring seems to come with at least some risk. it will likely draw even more attention to the iowa straw poll, less than three weeks away, and pawlenty seems to have the advantage of a la
FOX News
Jul 21, 2011 4:00am EDT
all of that said, big news out of texas today, the gor rick perry who said he recently feels a calling to national politics has now gotten green light from key constituent, his wife. >> as my wife was talking to me and says get out of your comfort zone. yeah, being governor of texas is a great job. but sometimes you are called to step in to the fray. >> reporter: no word on a timetable yet. unclear whether perry will participate in the straw poll. his aides here tried to respect event facilities and were told they missed the deadline now they're pulling back resources. perhaps he won't participate the straw poll but there is a chance he could be on the debate stage a few days beforehand. >> bret: a lot of flirting here going on. thank you. we'll talk about it in the panel. the man charged with the 2009 fort hood shooting rampage major nidal hasan was arraigned today and faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. we'll show you an image that could shift your political beliefs ahead on the grapevine
FOX News
Jul 15, 2011 3:00am EDT
hats -- has been a big, fat disappointment in the arab world and now they view them less favorably than they did in the bush administration. overwelming majority felt obama hadn't full filled the promise of his speech in which he called for an end to suspicion and discord between the u.s. and muslim countries. but mostly they are upset over his handling with key mideast issues like palestinian states and michelle leaving "glee" and they viewed the u.s. less favorably since we killed osama bin laden. if only we can unkill him. we asked a couple of typical arabs to comment. >> i don't speak arabish so i don't understand. kevin, how are you, man? >> very good. how are you, andy? >> i'm good. >> this is kind of a big deal. >> he put a lot of stock into how the world views america. >> did he, really? what i really like is for the first time probably in living history we have the arabs, the persians in the west all agreeing on one thing, obama is doing a crap job. here is the presence of diplomacy if i have ever seen one for opening up dialogue. i don't know what they expected obama to d
FOX News
Jul 26, 2011 4:00am EDT
. everybody agrees it would be a big mistake if we got to next tuesday and hadn't fixed this. in the best interests of the country, the american people we need to come together. it is going to require, in my view, a exitment on the part of democrats who -- a commitment on the part of democrats who so far have been unwilling to take on long term issues. >> greta: do you know of any democrat who said let's take on entitlements? >> i think most don't want to have that vote. >> greta: if you think entitlements a necessity, a strong structural change and the republicans say absolutely no, we are not going to vote for structural change that does put it at an impossible position, impasse. >> i think what this does, i don't like this honestly, we haven't passed a budget in 800 days. i think the american people look at this and say this is dysfunctional, broken. which is why we are talking this special commit think that would sit down. >> greta: we had the bowles simpson committee. the american people think fine, but you didn't pay attention to the last one. >> this would have an up and down vote
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
it's -- seriously, don't you think it's get toog much? >> of course. i don't think it's that big of a deal. when you walk through, you are not looking at your body. it's somebody nellis a different room. they don't see your face. i'm for the technology. >> greg is for the screen shot. >> i'm amazed at the restraint that t.s.a. has in not telling the shots to tmz or whatever. >> did you see when fergie went through? did you see the officers behind her screen shot? >> i would do the same thing. we need to privatize it. >> actually, you do. >> high five on that one. >> privatize what? >> t.s.a. >> security. >> we did that before. that's what happened. >> recent report $8 billion since 9/11 we spent on the scanners. obama's budget for 2011, $8.1 billion. >> but there has not been a plane brought down in the entire period. >> it's not fair to say that the t.s.a. employees want to touch someone's junk. they have been given a tough job. they are for our security. they deserve our support. they also deserve better leadership. >> they were patting down two 6-year-olds. >> i'm just saying it'
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Jul 28, 2011 1:00am EDT
dollar's worth of spending for every dollar you raise the debt limit. then he asked for big tax increases. we got rid of the tax increases. now we have a bill that does what hee we said it should do, cuttings more than it raises the debt limit by. is it perfect? no. is it as much as we proposed? no. this doesn't do that. but it gets us down the right path. it's cuts we can bank right now, it's a step in the right direction. so i think it's a good step in the right direction. >> it has to get 217 votes. have you a rowdy freshmen crowd who ran on the promise of a balanced budget amendment. and the balanced budget amendment is not in the boehner bill. how do you get enough of them to get to your 217 mark and have them go home and face their voters where they promised a balanced budget amendment? >> we have a vote on the balanced budget amendment. >> separate? >> that was always the case. the second thing, cut, cap and balance had to be separate from the bill. >> balanced budget amendment. >> that's right, excuse me. this requires that the senate vote on a balanced budget amendment.
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Jul 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. they were asking for too much. but you say the tea party could be a big winner here in -- >> there is bright lights that shown through. there is a case of hobitry. but there are people who are interested in governing and can get it done. one is ran paul in the senate. he and mitch mcconnel have been bad cop and battered cop pummeling hare reid making it clear they are not unreasonable. that created pressure for harry reid . in the house. allen west who are hardcore tea party, andine though they opposed the boehner deal gave him the yes vote he needed to get back in the negotiating ring. they are willing to be pragmatic to get it better for themselves. >> again, we don't know, if we don't know if it will come together yet. there is a lot of folks to be counted in the senate and house. you wrote many times that washington is the big loser. everybody is saying what is going on up there? but as far as others, besides this place, anyone stand out? >> believers in stimulus. believers in demand side economics. the columnist from the new york times, they took a bad beating in all of this beca
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Jul 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
big news saturday. we thought the heat would be the big story. but anything but. a very serious matter. good to have you here for alisyn. >> all hell breaking loose in many parts of the world including in norway. >> we have new information of the shooting in the shotting massacre and bombing that happened hours apart in norway. >> this as the death toll from the attacks has gone up to 91. and greg is leave in london. greg? >>greg: we have been tracking this story through the night and hour by hour it is worse and worse and the words, the gunman as he shot the victims "you all must die," describing the scene, the prime minister, he turned paradise into hell. and now the events of the shocking attack right now. police now say that 84 people were killed on the island 20 miles from the capital of norway, one of the worst mass shooting sprees in history. the gunman was dressed as a policeman calling teens to come closer and then tee towns the guns on him, machine guns, rifles and pistols and the kids ran, hid, played dead, and tried to swim off the island and some were trying to swim
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Jul 8, 2011 11:00am EDT
mighty big flight. >> two stager... command in the center. shepard: all as we prepare for sts 135, the final mission. shepard: and good morning again from kennedy space center, along the space coast in florida, and, right now we're waiting for the grand finale of the american space shuttle odyssey. we have just gotten word from forecasters at nasa the last few minutes they are cautiously optimistic that the weather may hold, and there was just a 30% chance of acceptable weather and we're told we're on target for an 11:26 lift off for the international space station. now there's a lot of cloud but the ceiling is high and the worry was there would be spotty showers here and there and the shuttle cannot take that. the rain could damage heat shields and would be difficult to return should it go into the atmosphere, an estimated 750,000 people have come here to watch this happen and a live look at the space shuttle and the four american astronauts preparing for this historic mission. a 12-day voyage, set to end when atlantis returns to earth on the 20th of july, 42 years to the day aft
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Jul 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
want leaders in washington to lead, they want them to come to washington and take care of the big issues that confront us right now, one is definitely the debt ceiling, the other is the debt. i tell you this. what they want is for us to take care of these big issues in a way that will allow you to work within our physical means, but at the same time provide them with the opportunities that they need for the future. this back and forth, these battling press conferences day to day, the ongoing conversations that they've been having, folks watching this at home have been terribly frustrated. my hope is we can get to a resolution on this very quickly. alisyn: sure, obviously everybody wants a resolution. americans are frustrated: doesn't it put the democrats in a bit of an untenable position to say, we are actually against a balanced budget? >> i think we need to clarify, democrats are not against the balanced budget. they are calling for a shared sacrifice. and the challenge is during the entire conversations about the debt ceiling, the debt and the deficit, what you've seen are demo
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
midnight. last night -- night before last. the big question now is where did she go? >> right, where is she? >> where did she go? we know that after the courthouse right there, they went in a series of cars over to a parking garage where her attorney was. next thing you know, we don't know. >> possibly the old switch-a-roo there. >> she's facing the possibility of some lawsuits so she can't completely disappear so we may see her popping up again. right now, we don't know where she is and that's incredible really when you think about the amount of attention that this has gotten and that everyone knows what she looks like. >> it was amazing. had to go through some precautions. for a woman without a budget, it's amazing the amount of money we were spending on her, her safetyher future for now anyway or maybe somebody is keeping a tab because she probably will be coming into some money soon. they called up her parents and said do us a favor, show up at the hotel, excuse me, at the prison, and go -- and be a good decoy for the press who are going to be looking for you to pick up your daughte
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
saying the a.t.f. didn't know anything about it. >> trying to follow the guns is a big part of the drug cartel thing. they tried programs. >> that is the problem, they didn't track them. they gave them to them. didn't work. >> gave 2,500 and. >> it didn't work. the american people deserve to know that. >> i agree. >> then this is not unreasonable to ask the gun shoppe to report the ridiculous weapons of mass destruction that the national rifle association loves so much. >> the n.r.a. for you are symbolic of people who own guns. that is what it is. it's just people who belong to an organization who own guns. the security is not the issue. >> it's the not the gunowners of the national rifle association, it's the thugs that run it. >> maybe nancy pelosi and harry reid can answer why $10 million of taxpayer money in the stimulus bill? america, you paid for this. >> the overseer of. >> maybe somebody got jobs out of it. >> druglords. are you thrilled about that? >> no, not really. >> created or saved a bunch of drug traffickers' jobs. bravo. >> we agree that this did not work but we hav
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Jul 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. ultimately for me this solution did not fit the magnitude of the problem we face as a nation. i'm a big supporter of cut, cap and balance. we had a historic vote last week that i believe was one much the most powerful votes for a taxpayer and to move to a different position wasn't some where i could go. no, it wasn't difficult. >> greta: it had some wording about a balanced budget. that didn't satisfy you? >> that was after $900 billion released and credit extended as a nation. we were saying you can have 900 billion more dollars to spend but later we will consider a balanced budget amendment. my position is we need to discuss the reforms in place now today before we extend our credit limit any more. there were are cuts and savings. only $7 billion next year compared to $900 billion of credit being released and that is nothing. that is absolutely nothing. it is one fifth of one penny of what we spend each year is what we were going to say. >> greta: sitting on the house floor and you are voting no and speaker wants you you to vote yes on it. like bad vibes, you sort of want to get out t
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
big economic news, the bad economic news i should say is also deadly, deadly for american liberalism. the facts say that massive government spending hasn't worked to stimulate the american economy and that the liberal vision of american economics has failed. most of president obama's economic advisors have left the building, they are gone and there are few replacements and no clear cut plan to improve the economy coming out of the white house. some liberal commentators are bordering on desperate because they know a tax increase will not be forthcoming. >> they are paying the lowest taxes in 50 years. more than 50 years. more than my lifetime and they are still complaining. some aren't. there are good business people who know this game of chicken in particular is deadly and wrong and hostage taking and you shouldn't negotiate with hostage takers. >> i agree it is terrorism. >> bill: republicans have been on a nonstop mission to murder the american dream by protecting only the rich. >> bill: a new poll today has the president's job approval rating at 47%. 52% disapproving. the number l
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Jul 8, 2011 12:00am EDT
2008. last year in 2010 with a big republican win she raised 13 1/2 million dollars and got 52% of the vote. i don't think he ought to be stressing electability. that one point on the screen not said i think was a good ad. >> sean: interesting. she is doing great in the polls. >> be careful about those ppp polls that's a democrat outfit in north carolina. i'm always dubious about what a ppp says. >> sean: she is leading in iowa, another poll had her second in new hampshire. there's some consistency. pawlenty released his ad. let's look at this. >> a lot of candidates who come to iowa and say the same things. the question is, have they don't it? in a liberal state i reduced spending. took on the government unions and won. appointed a conservative supreme court and passed health care reform the right way. no mandates, no takeovers. if i could do it in minnesota, we can do it in washington. i'm tim pawlenty and i approve this message. >> sean: what did you think? >> i like it. it is a conviction ad. says here's what i have done as governor. puts his experience up anybody else in the crowd
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. monica, you brought up the d-word, default. >> uh-huh. >> the big elephant in the room is downgrades. people aren't talking about what happens if we downgrade. that affects everybody watching. >> i don't trust anybody saying this stuff. i don't trust the moody people. i don't even know who they are. all these people are lousy accountants. they've never been right. >> and also, who elected moodies and standard & poor's to guide this? the onus is on the house republicans. they did their job. they passed two things. they passed a 2012 paul ryan budget actually deals with the long-term structural issues we're all worried about, and they passed cut, cap and balance, which also deals with this. cut, cap and balance is the only plan out there that can stave off moodies and standard & poor's, and yet the democrats won't take a vote on it in the senate. >> the idea of a balanced budget amendment, it ain't going to happen. you made a good point. you may not have default in the traditional sense, and moody's said it's a problem, it's a downgrade issue. the downgrade will have an immediate impac
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Jul 22, 2011 2:00am EDT
leader thing thinks and believes now, big government, big entitlement government has produced enormous cost and uncertainty for all of these businesses. >> go ahead, bob. >> can i please have something to say between you anarmists here. the person from pepsi and coca-cola signed the letter from the chamber they wanted to see the debt ceiling thing go through. and when you sit back here and say this is the biggest scam on the american people -- >> ever. >> ever. >> the biggest scam is to allow the tea party to take the country over the hill, over the edge is what you are doing. it is not patriotic. it is anarchist. >> we are almost over. a vote on cut, cap and balance tomorrow. just so you all know so we are almost out offed woods. >> okay. awesome. >> a lot more to get through. we want to hear from you so e-mail us at thefive.com. we'll be right back. hi, anne. how are you doing? hi, evelyn. i know it's been a difficult time since your mom passed away. yeah. i miss her a lot, but i'm okay. wow. that was fast. this is the check i've been waiting for. mom had a guaranteed acceptance life
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Jul 2, 2011 4:00am EDT
far less than the $20 million announced by the romney organization thursday. june was a big month for american auto makers. cite her says -- chrysler says sales was up 30%. general motors and ford report 10% increases. toyota and honda were off more than 21%. home construction fell 2.1% in may. overall, construction spending was down .6 of a percentage point. it could be four years before the construction returns to healthier levels. manufacturerring activity was up a bit in june after the worth month in two years in may. stocks ended the week on a high note. dow gained 168.5. s&p 500 up 19. nasdaq finished up 2.5. >>> governors in two midwestern states find themselves under fire tonight. one for not getting a budget deal done and another for the budget dealhe did get done. correspondent mike tobin has that story from chicago. >> with protesters already outside his door, ohio republican governor john kasich dove deeper in controversy signing a budget that closes a $6- to $8 billion budget gap with deep and painful cuts. hardest hit are private nursing homes with a #% reduction in
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Jul 6, 2011 1:00pm EDT
investigation has gone from about this big to this big. some officials may have already been caught lying. not only that, now we're told u.s. wasn't just helping send guns to mexico, taxpayers paid for some of those guns. and more than one federal agency knew about it. that's the latest in the scandal we know as fast and furious. according to sources an f.b.i. informant allegedly used taxpayer money to buy guns on behalf of the cartels, the f.b.i. knew it, they allowed it to happen and they failed to tell congress or the agency that was investigating him, causing that agency, the atf to spend two years, thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars pursuing information the f.b.i. already had about a man, the atf would never be allowed to arrest because he worked for the f.b.i. this information was confirmed this week sources say by the acting atf director ken nelson who met secretly on july 4th with congressman darrell issa and senator charles grassley. nelson who is going to be the fall guy in this scandal dropped a few bombs in his deposition indicating others in the department o
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Jul 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
ceiling one vote. but that leaves a big problem and that's the debt. >> it's the debt itself. i couldn't agree more. the crisis comes, bill, not if we don't pass the debt ceiling, but if we do pass a debt ceiling it send a signal to the financial markets around the world that the united states is not capable of dealing with this enormous debt. that's the crisis. if we don't get a credible plan that brings the deficit spending down over the next two years and the president has been holding out on that. bill: do you think the markets will be spooked by that? >> you are exactly right. even as moody's and s & p said they will downgrade the debt. you would expect for the interest rate on those bonds to go up but the last couple weeks they have gone down. we cast a carte blanche $2.5 trillion increase in the debt i believe that could cause a financial panic. bill: that forces the markets to quiver. >> this is the ultimate point of leverage. that's why there has been a stalemate. republicans said if we cave on this we'll never get serious about spending. but right now it take the president to s
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